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The Risk Factor – Buying Index v/s Equity

On 16/03/1980, Joe the baker and Jack the carpenter invested in the stock market. Jack bought S&P 500 Index. Joe, on the other hand, thought that index investment is boring, and buying diversified equity instead would give better results, so he bought the stocks. There is a prevalent notion that Index funds are static and boring. True, they don’t fall prey to sentiment movements and behavioural biases, but they are
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When Everything Goes Right, It’s Too Late To Invest

There are those quintessential "happy" days the stock market sees, sometimes - stable Dollar, positive economic indicators, bullish stocks stay on course, previously bearish stocks don't fall as much. This, certainly, doesn't happen often but every now and then there are such days - the worst of days to start investing! "You have to buy when others are panicking," said Jim Cramer of Mad Money, recently. When it all goes right, stock prices